Metric System - Definition with Examples
What is Metric System ?
Metric System Definition: The metric system is a system of measurement that involves measuring length, mass and volume in their respective units.
Millimetre (mm), Decimetre (dm), Centimetre (cm), Meter (m), and Kilometre (km) are used to measure how long or wide or tall an object is.
a. Millimetre (mm) and Centimetre (cm) are used to measure short lengths. Example: Tip of pen/pencil, thickness of debit card, stapler pins etc.
b. Metre (m) is used to measure longer lengths. Example: Cloth measuring rod, tape, ribbon etc.
c. Kilometre (km) is used to measure very long distances. Example: Distance between 2 cities.
Gram (g) and Kilogram( kg) are used to measure how heavy an object is.
a. Gram (g) is a unit used to measure lighter objects. Example: slice of a bread, paper clip, or weight of balloon etc.
b. Kilogram (kg) is a unit used to measure heavier objects. Example: human body weight, cylinders, or watermelon etc.
Different types of measuring instruments are used to weigh different objects.
Millilitre (ml) and Litre (l) are used to measure how much quantity of liquid an object can hold.
a. Millilitre (ml) is the unit used to measure small quantity of liquid. Example: Eye dropper, juice can, medicine doses etc.
b. Litre (l) is the unit used to measure large quantity of liquid. Example: Water tank, petrol tanks, washing machine capacity etc.
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